Further Support for Business
Apart from Shell LiveWIRE, there are numerous organisations around the UK that can help you start up in business.
The British Library Business & IP Centre is an invaluable resource for anyone thinking of starting up a business. The Centre offers free resources, support and advice to entrepreneurs in conjunction with partners who lend their expertise in the areas of funding, product development, IP, branding, and more. The Centre aims to help start-ups cultivate ideas and bring them to life. Watch the video in the upper right-hand corner of this page for further Information on the Business& IP Centre.
In the 'Related Information' box below you will find other support organisations which all offer something slightly different from one another, but services will often include free or low-cost information and advice, events, training, mentoring, funding and help writing a business plan.
You may also be able to receive one-to-one guidance from an experienced business adviser, which could prove to be invaluable to you and your business, particularly if you require financial assistance or advice on business structure and legislation. A business adviser will know what sources of finance are available in your local area or for your type of business and will be able to help you to produce a comprehensive business plan clearly stating your need for funding.
Don't forget, you can always get free online help and advice on any aspect of starting or running a business in the Discussion Forum.